Text consists of the Śiva-gītā in 16 Adhyāyas (from the Padma Purāṇa, see 'A contribution towards an index to the bibliography of the Indian philosophical systems' by Fitzedward Hall, Calcutta, 1859, p. 123. See also 'Catalogue modicum manuscriptorum Bibliothecae Bodleianae Pars Septima, Codices Sanscriticos completens' by Th. Aufrecht, Oxonii, 1864, p.17. See also 'Notices of Sanskrit manuscripts' by Rajendralala Mitra (Calcutta, 1880), Vol. V, p.94 seqq., No. 1777, but see also ibid. Vol. IV, p. 84, No. 1488, described as belonging to the Matsya Purāṇa.)
It ends: ity uktvā prayayus sarve sāyaṃsandhyām upāsitum | stuvantas Sūtaputran te santuṣṭā gomatītaṭaṃ || iti śrī-śivagītāsūpaniṣatsu parabrahmavidyāyāṃ yogaśāstre śiva-rāghava-saṃvāde ṣoḍaśoddhyāyaḥ || śrīśivāya namaḥ || hariḥ om ||
South Indian Sanskrit / Whish Manuscript Collection.
See ’A catalogue of South Indian Sanskrit manuscripts (especially those of the Whish Collection) belonging to the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland’ by M. Winternitz, with an appendix by F. W. Thomas (London: RAS, 1902) p.37. Go to http://tinyurl.com/j3tkdwj for a digital copy of this catalogue.
J. L. Whish, gift of manuscripts collected by his brother C. M. Whish, July 1836.
Text in Sanskrit; Grantha script.
Color differences due to natural color variances of palm leaves.